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  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 1 Closure of Loss Making Burn Standard Company Limited - a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) [ Economy ]

    Closure of Burn Standard Company Ltd. (BSCL) was approved on 4th April 2018. It is a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under Ministry of Railways. Outstanding loan of Rs. 35 cr. was given to company.

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Steps to Tackle NCDs: Increase in Deaths Due to Non-Communicable Diseases (Important) [ Health ]

    The disease pattern in India in general and particularly in rural India has undergone a significant shift over the last 15 years. An early inkling of this change was evident in a 2001 - 2003 Government of India report on the causes of death in the country. The report revealed tha

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  • Jun 25, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Development of Eight New National Waterways (Important) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As per feasibility reports of the new National Waterways (NWs) completed so far, 36 NWs have been found technically viable for development. Government has started working on 8 new National Waterways. The details of the waterways is given in the table below.

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 23) [ Policy/Governance, Bills, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Delimitation: The constitution was amended to freeze the delimitation till 2026, This led to a situation where many states have representation in parliament that is disproportionate to their population.

    • Delimitation literally means the act of fixing the boundaries of constitue

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 List of Important Committees in India- 2018 (Part - 3), Culture and Disaster Management [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Corporate Insolvency and liquidation panel - Chairperson Uday Kotak, Purpose To consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganization as well as insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner.

    International Organisation of Se

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 4) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects, Yojana ]

    Neeranchal National Watershed Project - To further strengthen and provide technical assistance to the Watershed. It is assisted by World Bank. Bring about institutional changes in watershed and rainfed agricultural management practices in India.

    • Build systems that ensure watersh

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  • 3 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Science/Technology, Policy/Governance, Defense ]

    Mumbai 12th wealthiest city in the world - According to a report by New World Wealth, Mumbai, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city. Mumbai also features among the top to cities in terms of billionaire population.

    • The list of 15wealthiest cities was topped by Ne

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  • 4 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 17) [ Sports, Health, Awards, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribe: The National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi - nomadic Tribes has given its report in 2016. While some of these communities want recognition as SCs/STs and OBCs, others want recognition as DNTs/NTs

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What are Greenfield & Brownfield Projects? Nabagram Military Station - (Important) [ Defense ]

    Nabargram Military Station is planned as green field project on 250 acres of defence land. Green Field Project means Work, which is not following prior work. Projects on unused lands where there is no need to rebuild & demolish existing structure are called Green Field Projects.

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  • May 23, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions for Science Technology & Space 2018 - Part 2 (Set - 3) [ Science/Technology ]

    Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October - November 2018- ISRO postponed launch of India’s second lunar mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ from April 2018 to October-November 2018, Launch was postponed for additional tests suggested by national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2.

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  • May 16, 2018
  • 1 NE Venture Fund for Startups [ Policy/Governance, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of State (I/c) for Development of North Eastern Region has invited young Start-Ups from across the country to avail of the “Venture Fund” facility being provided by the ministry to anybody who wishes to set up an entrepreneurship in the region, particularly in frui

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  • May 9, 2018
  • 1 Important Topics for Economics - 2018 [ Economy ]

    RBI’s Demonetization Data Report, Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs, Case of Bank’s independence in monetary policy making, Focus on ‘Impactful’ Smart City Projects: Centre, Need of labour reforms in India.

    •NITI Aayog’s report on ease of doing business in India

    •A trou

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  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 1 Blue Economy: 14 Coastal Economic Zones Under Sagarmala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For promoting port-led industrialization, 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZs) covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been identified under National Perspective Plan of Sagarmala Programme.

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  • Apr 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change & Its 8 Missions: Activities Under Climate (Important) [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    “The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme which set up in the year 2015 - 16. Aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 1 📹 Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Kurukshetra April 2018 Summary – (Part 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Organic Farming for Sustainable Environment - International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is an international organization which regulates standards of OF & strengthens organic movement globally in its full diversity by uniting & assisting more than 120 coun

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  • 2 📹 Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Kurukshetra April 2018 Summary – (Part 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Potential of Sericulture -Sericulture is imp. Industry in Japan, China, India, Italy, France & Spain. Introduction - Employment generation - farm & non-farm activity of this sector creates 60 lakh man days of employment every year mostly in rural sector.

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  • Apr 13, 2018
  • 1 Coal India Limited Launches ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App’ [ Policy/Governance ]

    Public sector undertaking Coal India launched ‘Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran App’ for benefitting customers being supplied coal by road. The app: Allows users to monitor if the dispatches are made on the principle of ‘First in First Out’.

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  • Apr 10, 2018
  • 1 Location of New Sainik Schools [ Education, Defense, Geography ]

    The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India.

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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 2) - (Set - 2) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    SECURE Himalaya Project and Third National Wildlife Action Plan for 2017 - 2031 - Union Government launched SECURE Himalaya, a six-year project, For conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity,

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  • Apr 1, 2018
  • 1 📹 Yojana March 2018 Summary : Union Budget – (Part - 3) [ Yojana ]

    Inter-Sectoral Issues - More airports will reduce the catchment per airport, reducing frequency of service and thus putting the overall viability in question. For example, Hubbali and Belagavi, less than 100 km apart (takes less than 2 hours by road) with excellent road connectiv

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  • 2 📹 Yojana March 2018 Summary: Union Budget 2018-19 (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Taking the Economy Forward - The main focus of budget is on spending more money on agriculture and rural economy which is a part of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. There is an increase in the budget allocation for rural livelihood programs.

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 📹 Kurukshetra March 2018 Summary: Budget - (Part - 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Gender Budget Allocation for financial year 2018 - 19 is Rs. 121,961 crores. Increased allocation of budget for women will help in addressing the socio-economic and health needs for women. Expansion of budget allocation will empower women in all dimensions.

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  • Mar 28, 2018
  • 1 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch. 7: Agriculture and Food Management [ Economy ]

    The declining share of agriculture does not undermine the significance of the sector for employment, livelihood and food security. With structural changes in agriculture, there is greater scope to broaden the range of activities related to agriculture to improve productivity and

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  • 2 📹 Economic Survey 2018 - Vol. 2, Ch.8: Industry and Infrastructure [ Economy ]

    Industry - Several industry specific reform initiatives taken by the Government since 2014 have significantly improved the overall business environment in the country. 📹 📝 Some of the reforms are

    • implementation of the Goods and Services Tax

    • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

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  • Mar 26, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Water Crisis in India- is India Heading to ‘Day Zero’? (Important) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    About 330 million people in India has been facing severe droughts issues this year. The coal-fired power plants –the major source of electricity in India are at the same time facing huge deficits, resulting in energy crisis.

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  • Mar 22, 2018
  • 1 🌟 DASTAK Campaign of UP Government In Association With UNICEF (Important) [ Health, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Uttar Pradesh State government in association with UNICEF has launched a massive door-to-door campaign DASTAK to eradicate deadly Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease in the state. Understand the following article as an experiment in Social and

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  • Mar 21, 2018
  • 1 Jhulan Goswami First Female Cricketer to Take 200 ODI Wickets [ Sports, Personalities ]

    Goswami achieved the feat of taking 200 one-day internationals wickets during the second ODI between India and South Africa. The 35-year-old, playing her 166th ODI, dismissed opener Laura Wolvaardt for her 200th wicket.

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  • Mar 19, 2018
  • 1 Second Rural Connectivity Investment Programme for India: ADB Commits $250 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $250 million loan to finance the construction of 6,254 km all-weather rural roads in 5 different states. The rural roads are being constructed under the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Programme (PMGSY).

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  • Mar 18, 2018
  • 1 CCEA Approves Jal Marg Vikas Project on NW-1 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved implementation of Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for capacity augmentation of navigation on National Waterway-1 (NW-1). Project is expected to complete by March, 2023.

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  • 2 🌟 What is Special Committee on Interlinking of Rivers? Gigantic Project (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Environment/Ecology, Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    ‘Linking of rivers’ aims at transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins. Based on National Perspective Plan (NPP) prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD, & GR) in Augu

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